Solid, simple tactics with real food and movement of your body – and your mind – to put you in the health & weight winner’s circle come January. Part 8 of 10: “Exercise with vigor every day.”
Exercise. With vigor. Every day.
Now hang on. Did I say “go work out hard for an hour?”
No, you just thought I said that.
I said with vigor. Gusto.
And the sweet thing about vigor is that vigor is inversely related to time spent. Higher intensity = less time. Remember, you can get in a good chunk of the benefits of a 45 minute cardio session in a quick 15 minute Burst Training Session. And if you don’t know how to do that, remember I’ve created an entire free guide for you so you can get started now: Free Fitness Breakthrough Kit.
Exercise with vigor gets your brain-to-body connection synced up
When you really get into your body, and you really challenge your body, get your heart pounding hard and get your breath going and really make those muscles work, you set into motion a pathway that leads to 4 big effects.
4 reasons to work out with vigor
- you create a sense of groundedness in your body
- you create a spirit of vitality throughout your system
- you release and reduce stress by metabolizing those stress hormones that are keeping you locked up in ‘Friday’ neck’ (you know, where you start wearing your shoulders as earings) and other nasty effects
- you generate increased confidence for making better choices through the rest of the day
Again, with vigor – it doesn’t have to be long. You can do this in 15 minutes. You can do it with Burst Training, with weight training, with Fit Quickies. There are a variety of ways. But make it vigorous, make it intense, and make it something that gets you in your body, strong and confident. And to get all the details about Fit Quickie #6, Thigh Warriors,go to Fit Quickies 5 minute workouts.
Just joining us? To catch up with the holiday food & fitness survival guide:
Part 1: “Be choosy”
Part 2: “How eating keeps you thin, aka stay well fed
Part 3: “Eat BEFORE you arrive“
Part 4: ‘What you have is what you’ll eat”
Part 5: “How to handle food pushers: Holiday food & fitness survival guide”
Part 6: Eat a high fiber, slow-burn breakfast: Holiday food & fitness survival tip # 6/10
Part 7: Follow the 50/50 rule for vegetables and fruits: Holiday food & fitness survival tip # 7/10
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Hey Lani, these tips I’m counting on! I missed it over the weekend and couldn’t wait until Monday hoping you’d post another.
So, exercise. You’re right, wen we move it just makes everything else go better. I plan some Burst Training as per your guide today – before I get down to work and then off to do a little shopping and a holiday part tonight.
Thanks for the boost!
Awesome Jennifer! Thanks for letting me know that these tips are making a difference!
You go on that Burst Training this morning!
Lani, I love the photo and I LOVE love your Thigh Warriors. I see in the picture the arms are overhead – is that a new variation? My legs shake on this one but I love the way my legs are looking – and feeling. Thanks for FQ 6!
Hey Shelli – yes, arm overhead can challenge your balance differently and work on some of the postural muscles in the back in a slightly different fashion. It’s fun to mix these things up!
Glad you like Fit Quickie #6, Thigh Warriors, as much as I do! I’ll do a quick set of these in the kitchen while cooking too – excellent energizer!